quietist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quiet +‎ -ist, after Italian quietista.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quietist (plural quietists)

  1. A mystic who follows quietism.
  2. Someone who is not socially or politically active.
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1267:
      You need not give in to media clowns or dozing quietists.